Monday, November 2, 2009

Pepper Poppers

For my birthday, my best friend pre-ordered me a copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks for my birthday because the book wasn't published until after my birthday. I just got the book on Friday night so throughout Saturday I looked at the books, reading the Pioneer Woman's life stories and delicious recipes, enjoying her vivid and lively photographs. I really wanted to make something from the book and the bacon wrapped jalapenos caught Adam's eye. However, we couldn't find jalapenos so it was Adam's idea to use red and green bell peppers instead. They turned out to be quite tasty!

BBQ Jalapeno Poppers from the Pioneer Woman

18 fresh jalapenos, sliced lenghwise, cleaned of membranes and seeds - OR, bell peppers work too!
1 8oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 grated (I used shredded) cheddar cheese
1 (I used 2) green onion, sliced
18 slices thin bacon
Favorite BBQ sauce

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese and onions until well incorporated. Fill each pepper half with the cheese mixture and place on baking sheet. Cut bacon to fit around each pepper half. Wrap each pepper with a piece of bacon - but not too tight because bacon shrinks as it cooks - and secure with a tooth pick. Brush the bacon wrapped peppers with BBQ sauce. Bake for one hour until bacon is cooked.

The baked peppers. Anything with cheese and bacon turns out good!


  1. Oh I love her! And these look so good. I need to get me this cookbook.

  2. Those look AMAZING! Holy moly sister! I can't wait to sample some of those! :)